For years, yarn companies have been developing yarns to be softer and more snuggly than the one before. Our most popular yarns have been super soft merino blended with silk, alpaca, and cashmere for added luxury. There is no doubt about it, these are wonderful, beautiful yarns and we’ve probably all knit many gorgeous things with them. However, many of them have issues with durability and their expensive. As I mentioned in my last post, Harrisville Designs, flyWHEEL was chosen for me to design my White Cap Mitts and I couldn’t be more pleased. We have long, cold winters here in northern Michigan. I worry about wearing many of my hand-knits on a daily basis. There are so many opportunities th

White Cap Mitts

My designs are born in various ways. In some cases, I get inspired by art, nature or even a TV show. Sometimes I see a yarn that seems to already know what it wants to become, all I have to do is make it happen. In today’s case, I was asked to design a pattern by one of my local yarn shops for the area shop hop. The finished project had to meet several requirements. 1. The yarn was chosen for me by the shop owner. 2. It must be 2 colors. 3. It must be a small project so only one 50 gram skein of each color is needed. 4. It must be interesting but easy enough for all skill levels. 5. It should reflect the area. The result is White Cap Mitts. Using two colo

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